Close to the two largest cities in Australia – Sydney and Melbourne – and renowned as the food bowl of NSW, the Riverina Murray region is an attractive location for large industrial manufacturing operations.
The Riverina Murray covers the Snowy Valleys in the east, Albury in the south, Wentworth in the west and Temora in the north and produces 34% of the state’s agriculture.
The famous Murray and Murrumbidgee rivers are at the heart of the Riverina Murray’s growth and agricultural economy, providing irrigation for farmers and a secure water supply for industrial precincts in the region.
Riverina Murray at a glance
Riverina Murray's connection to ports and rail
It has a growing international reputation for high-quality foods and beverages, value-added manufacturing and renewable energy, which presents an exciting opportunity for investors.
The 500 kV Transgrid Energy Connect electricity transmission system upgrade crosses through the heart of the Riverina Murray region and links renewable energy from the Snowy Hydro project, the South West Renewable Energy Zone and South Australia, creating one of the most reliable energy networks in the country, with significant scope for future capacity growth.
The Agrisciences Research and Business Park (Agripark) and the Gulbali Institute, on Charles Sturt University’s largest campus, have contributed to the development of a strong ag-tech cluster in Wagga Wagga. The AgriPark brings together industry and academia to innovate and add value to global food chains. The region’s connections to ports and international airports in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra via intermodal freight hubs makes getting products to market easy.
The Wagga Wagga Special Activation Precinct will capitalise on the $14.5 billion Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail, creating an opportunity for growth and new investment in advanced manufacturing, recycling and agribusiness, and the potential to add value at every stage of the supply chain.
The Albury Regional Job Precinct, home to Australia’s largest polyethylene terephthalate (PET) recycling facility, is an agribusiness and manufacturing hub connecting Sydney and Melbourne.
Skilled labour in the Riverina Murray region is readily supplied through Charles Sturt University and a range of tertiary and further education (TAFE) campuses.